Guide to Senior Care Resources in Granbury, TX
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North Central Area Senior Care Resources
Visiting Angels Living Assistance
Visiting Angels in Parker, Hood and Johnson Counties, TX
Mike Sherman opened this office in 2009 after seeing how difficult it can be for someone to care for their parents or a loved one without professional help. Mike understands the vulnerability that comes with bringing someone into your home and the stress associated with familial caregiving. Our experienced team members can speak with you about your situation and help you decide how Visiting Angels can best meet your specific needs with one of our compassionate, experienced caregivers. Apart from Private Pay Services, we can work with most long-term care insurance companies, the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit, and we are a provider for the Area Agency on Aging as well as the Community Services program through the Veterans Administration.
To learn more about what your Granbury Visiting Angels office can do for you, please call us at (817) 799-8418. We will be more than happy to speak with you over the phone or schedule a free in-home consultation. We are available to our clients outside of normal business hours including nights and weekends.
HOOD COUNTY INFORMATION
Meals on Wheels Program
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Hood County Senior Center AKA Hood County Meals on Wheels
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From humble beginnings at the Shanley House in 1977, we have grown to serve over 6,000 meals each month to more than 300 Hood County senior citizens each day.
Providing more than just a hot meal, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver care, compassion and love to home bound seniors struggling with hunger every day.
In addition, the Hood County Senior Center is open daily for lunch service and transportation assistance is available with limited restrictions and prior reservation.
Making a Referral
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has an open referral system and accepts referrals from older adults, caregivers, friends, and advocates.
You can make a referral by calling 1-800-272-3921 ext. 7194
Doni Green, Director of Aging
Phone: 1-800-272-3921 | Fax: 817-695-9274
Hood County Committee on Aging - Transportation Program
Transportation is offered to seniors 60+ Monday - Friday morning.
To be eligible:
- A person must be 60 years of age or older.
- A person must reside within the allowed transportation coverage area.
- A person must not have transportation available through other resources.
- A person must not be able to drive.
- Paperwork must be filled out prior to using this transportation service. A Solid Gold Rider Card identification number must be issued to each HCCOA client using The Transit System transportation.
Clients can make standing reservations for lunch, grocery shopping, and beauty shop appointments. Doctor appointments will be handled on an as-needed basis. Clients will be transported to and from local doctor and dentist appointments Monday through Friday. These appointments will be given first consideration when scheduling all transportation. Transportation reservations must be made by noon of the day before the client wishes to be picked up, unless they already have a standing reservation.
Transportation can be arranged for shopping, hair appointments, doctor appointments, and other reasons.
Monday – Friday 8am-12pm
VA DISABILITY RATING REQUIREMENT:
No Disability Requirement
Johnson County Meals on Wheels Information
Christine Hockin-Boyd, Executive Director
Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis Counties
503 Ferris Ave, Suite D
PO Box 2651
Waxahachie, TX 75165
Phone 817-558-2840 (Metro)
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEALS
- Usually 60 years old or older
- Reside within the service area
- Primarily homebound or have little or no help
- Have physical or mental impairments, which make meal preparation difficult
Income is not a criteria for service. All people who receive Meals on Wheels are asked to make a voluntary contribution to share in the costs of the meals. No one is ever refused service because of inability to contribute.
Short-term service is also available for up to six weeks for those who are recuperating from serious illness or other situations. In some cases, service is provided for a spouse or other caregiver who is at risk of becoming overwhelmed by the responsibilities involved in the caring of an individual.
Clients’ situations change, persons recovering from surgery may gradually become able to provide for themselves or a caregiver may become available at the noontime hour. When this occurs, we take clients off our program to accommodate others in need. A member of our Client Services' team visits each client frequently to assess their individual situation.
Our goal is to make sure that each client is getting the nourishment they need. If you know of someone that could benefit from home-delivered meals, it is easy and convenient to make a referral: Phone 817-558-2840 (Metro)
Johnson County Transportation
Grady Easdon, Transportation Manager
City of Cleburne City-County Transportation
101 N. Robinson
Cleburne, TX 76031
Scheduling a trip
Trip requests may be made up to seven working days in advance and are taken Monday-Friday 7 am-6 pm. If space is available, same day trip requests will be accepted. Please call 817-641-1800 or 866-913-1800 to schedule a ride. All openings are filled on a first call-first serve basis.
When calling to schedule a ride, please have the following information ready:
- The time you are due at your destination and the time you would like to return.
- Destination address and description
- If you use a mobility device, and/or if an aide or guest will be accompanying you
- If you are a new client, some additional information will be needed, such as your date of birth, home address, and telephone number.
Standing reservations are for passengers who ride to or from a certain destination at a set time every week. Standing reservations will not exceed 50% of all trips provided during each specific time interval of the day. Please contact the office to inquire about standing reservation availability. If needed a waiting list may be established to keep track of interested parties.
Parker County Information
Parker County Committee on Aging
Shelly Mowery, Executive Director
Parker County Committee on Aging, Inc.
1225 Holland Lake Dr
PO Box 817
Weatherford, TX 76086
Phone 817-594-7419 or 817-596-4640 (Metro)
Services: Meals and Transportation
Parker County Meals on Wheels
To qualify for home-delivered meals from Meals On Wheels a person must be:
- Age 60 or over
- Homebound (even for a short time)
- Unable to prepare a nutritious meal
- And not have anyone available to help him or her on a regular basis.
The first step to Meals on Wheels eligibility is to fill out the form below and submit it online. Then an assessment to determine eligibility will be scheduled by the Case Manager. The Case Manager will make a home visit to complete the assessment, answer questions, and make a recommendation for service.
Find the form here: https://www.pccoa.org/parker-county-committee-on-aging/meals-on-wheels/
Parker County Transportation
Reta Brooks, Executive Director
Public Transit Services
PO Box 1055
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
Public Transit Services provides reliable and affordable transportation for all within the Service Area of Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. Additionally, services are provided from Palo Pinto and Parker Counties into the neighboring counties as applicable to service needs. Service is provided on a first call – first serve basis therefore advance notice is required. Call PTS for more details.
Palo Pinto County and Parker County, TX.
Trips must originate from within the coverage area.
In addition to providing transportation to the general public, we strive to help families who are faced with extreme poverty and crisis, while encouraging them to turn poverty in to opportunity, and attain a higher, healthier, quality of life.
Senior Centers in Parker County
Springtown Senior Center
1060 N Main St
Springtown, TX 76082
Shelly Mowery, Manager
Weatherford Senior Center
1225 Holland Lake Rd
Weatherford, TX 76086
Home By Choice
Home By Choice is a program that is funded by managed care organizations to help nursing home residents return to the community.
In order to qualify for Home By Choice, an individual must currently be living in a nursing home and receive Medicaid benefits.
Home By Choice provides intense case management services to nursing home residents to help remove barriers to independent living.
For more information about Home By Choice, or to make a referral, call 1-800-272-3921, ext. 7396.
Tamara Busby, Senior Case Manager
Phone: 1-800-272-3921 ext. 7396 | Fax: 817-695-9274
Information for Caregivers
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has a broad range of support services for family caregivers, including Caregiver Support Coordination, Respite Care, Caregiver Information Services, and Caregiver Counseling. The following are eligibility criteria.
- The caregiver cannot be paid for his/her services;
- Either the caregiver or care receiver must live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell or Wise County;
The caregiver must be:
- caring for someone who is at least 60 years of age;
- caring for someone who has Alzheimer's or a related dementia:
- be at least 55 years of age and have primary custody of a grandchild who is under the age of 18; or
- be at least 55 years of age and care for a relative who has severe disabilities
Some programs, such as Caregiver Support Coordination, have additional eligibility criteria.
Caregiver Support Coordination
Caregiver Support Coordination provides temporary assistance to caregivers who are caring for loved ones at risk of premature institutionalization. The program’s case managers assess the needs of family caregivers and arrange services that support their goals. These services include respite care, minor home modifications, leasing of emergency response devices, and purchase of health-related goods and supplies not covered by insurance.
The program gives priority to caregivers who care for someone who has Alzheimer’s and/or impairments of two or more activities of daily living; care for someone who has been hospitalized within the last two weeks; have had to cut back on work hours because of care responsibilities, and/or has experienced physical/emotional problems because of care responsibilities; care for someone who has no other support— either paid or unpaid; and live in the same home as the care receiver.
Visit the Area Agency on Aging referrals page to access screening criteria and referral forms for Caregiver Support Coordination services, as well as criteria for the Care Coordination and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren programs. You can also call 1-800-272-3921 to get more information or make a referral.
Caregiver Respite Care
The Caregiver Respite program gives family caregivers a temporary break from their caregiving responsibilities. It issues vouchers to caregivers so they can make arrangements with providers they trust. The standard one-time benefit is $300, which can be used all at once or gradually over a three-month period.
Caregiver Information Services
The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging has resource specialists and contractors who provide general information and connect caregivers with programs that support their care goals. Call 1-800-272-3921 to speak with an Area Agency on Aging resource specialist.
We’ve created three publications to help caregivers understand their options for resources in the community or care in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
- Understanding Your Options for Services in the Community
- Understanding Your Options for Care in a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
- Understanding Residential Care Options for People with Alzheimer’s
Our contracted services include:
- Family Caregivers Online– This web site, developed by contractor Zanda Hilger, contains educational materials and resource links.
- Workshopsconducted by the Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas – Caregivers who live in Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, and Wise counties can call the North Central Texas chapter at 817-336-4949 for dates and locations. Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s can also call the Alzheimer’s Association’s national helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
- Caregiver Counseling– The Wellness Center of Collin County provides face-to-face individual and group counseling to family members who are caring for older adults. Z-Quest provides individual counseling over the phone to family caregivers.
- REACH II– The Alzheimer’s Association of North Central Texas provides intensive in-home education and support to caregivers of loved ones with dementia who live in Hood, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties. In addition, it serves caregivers in Erath, Palo Pinto, and Somervell counties on a case-by-case basis. Call 817-336-4949 for more information.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program provides temporary assistance to grandparents who have primary custody of grandchildren under the age of 18. The program’s case managers assess the needs of grandparents and arrange services that support their goals. These services include respite vouchers that can be used for day care or summer camp, help with back-to-school clothing and supplies, benefits counseling, and consultations with attorneys to establish guardianship.
The program gives priority to grandparents who care for grandchildren who are medically fragile or have special needs; care for more than one person (i.e. grandchild, elderly family member, disabled adult); have had a hospitalization within the last four weeks, and/or have experienced physical problems because of their care responsibilities; care for grandchildren who have no other support—either paid or unpaid; and/or have income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level ($1,560 for an individual, or $2,113 for a couple). Visit the Area Agency on Aging referrals page to access screening criteria and referral forms for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren services. You can also call 1-800-272-3921 to get more information or make a referral.
"Building Better Caregivers" Classes
The "Building Better Caregivers" workshop series is structured as a six-week program, with workshops meeting once a week for 2-1/2 hours. It was developed by Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support family members and other informal caregivers who help people with memory loss. Workshop topics include dealing with stress; responding to difficult behaviors; getting help; making decisions about treatment and housing options; communicating with family, friends, and health care professionals; planning for future needs; and getting legal affairs in order.
Doni Green, Director of Aging
Phone: 1-800-272-3921 | Fax: 817-695-9274